• New York,  WorldWide

    @VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest

    The Village Voice’s second Brooklyn Pour took place at Skylight One Hanson. The craft beer extravaganza was fully packed, with two sessions to cater to the huge demand received much in part to the success of last year’s BK Pour. My guess is that Village Voice will probably have to make the event a two-day affair next year as more and more people learn about this Brooklyn secret. Even with the crowd, attendees could easily get a taste of all 100+ beers, assuming their stomach capacity and tolerance would allow for such a lofty endeavor. One thing I would suggest if you come next year is to make sure that…

  • New York

    Coming Up: @VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest

    Wow, time flies. It’s already time for Village Voice’s Brooklyn Pour! I covered it last year and had a ball while tantalizing my taste buds and learning a ton about beer. It literally changed my life (as related to beer). Before Brooklyn Pour Me: I’ll take a Corona with a lime After Brooklyn Pour Me: What kind of IPA (that’s Indian Pale Ale) do you have…or maybe I’ll go for a Belgian wheat ale… In case you don’t know what BK Pour is all about, it’s a craft beer festival featuring 60 brewers with over 100 beers to taste. It’s held at the historic, and absolutely breathtaking Hanson Place in downtown  Brooklyn. This year,…

  • New York

    National Ceviche Day- June 28th!

    My poor Colombian taste buds are going to hate me by the end of this post. But I found it important to share with all food junkies: JUNE 28th is National Ceviche Day! As if things could not get any better- a few restaurants across the US  will be celebrating! With a healthy mix of this delicious Latin-Asian dish-it is a day not to miss! Zengo: Richard Sandoval Restaurants in New York, Denver, D.C., and Santa Monica will be participating! Here is a sample of one the menus: New York: Mahi-Mahi: Fermented pepper, citrus, napa cabbage, cucumber, cilantro, red onion, nori Shrimp: Poached shrimp, red onion, pomegranate, chives, avocado, dashi, leche…

  • New York,  WorldWide

    @WineEnthusiast Toast of the Town

    I’d been waiting for Thursday all week long…for Wine Enthusiast’s “Toast of the Town,” a wine and food festival that filled Manhattan’s Hammerstein Ballroom with 500 wine and spirits and 35 top restaurants. The event was $106 for general admission and $169 for VIP, which included an hour of reserve wines. Even though the event was at capacity, there was more than enough wine and food to go around–and more than one could possibly consume in 4 hours! Now I have a couple of new trusty favorites to add to my list of go-to wines–wines that I’ll look out for when I’m at a wine shop or that I’ll order…

  • New York

    @VillageVoice’s #ChoiceStreets

    It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Village Voices’s extraordinary beverage and culinary events. I’ve sampled craft beers at Brooklyn Pour, and most recently, nearly munched myself into a blissful coma at Choice Eats. On Tuesday, I will be attending Choice Streets,Village Voice’s first annual food truck tasting event. Every New Yorker has her favorite food truck. You know, the one that you stand in line for 20 minutes at without a care in the world, the one you’ll stalk on Twitter to see where its parked so that you can hunt it down and satisfy that craving? Well, that one, plus 20 others (for a total of…

  • New York,  WorldWide

    @VillageVoice’s @ChoiceEats = Delicious

    On Tuesday night I attended Village Voice’s sixth annual “Choice Eats” event. Just picture this…you walk into the 69th Armory, a huge, historic armory built in the early 1900s, filled with 83 restaurants from the five boroughs, serving tastings of their most delicious dishes. Let’s not forget the craft beer, spirits and wine companies, serving up cocktails and pours to accompany the eats. If you’re even the slightest bit of a foodie, you’d think you died and went to heaven–so imagine how it was for me (definitely, absolutely a foodie)! Each of the restaurants was hand-picked by Robert Sietsema, food critic for Village Voice. If you missed this year’s event, there’s…